What exactly are you talking about? are you just trolling? Its very common for candidates and sitting politicans to not live in the ward or constituency they are elected in, especially in the dublin suburbs where there are nearly always boundary changes after every election in recent years, but for the candidates you attack its mostly not even true.In Lucan and Palmerstown it seems that most of the candidates live elsewhere.
Two Fianna Failers, one Independent Fianna Fail, one Labour and one Independent Green live outside the constituency. Excuses ranging from I use to socialise there" and I have lived there for 25 years (didnt mention that they were not the most recent 25 years) are abound. What about Local representation By Local Politicians?
I simply was refering to the fact that people on this website take an active interest in politics, especially in their own area. Therefore, they would be aware if a candidate did not live within the area etc. and can make an informed decision either way. Most voters would not have the same interest in politics to the point of knowing same, therefore, can be misled.Yes have to agree with not misleading voters. If a candidate was upfront with me I'd have a lot more respect for them. Not EVERYONE here is political, unless of course voting in elections and researching political views counts as being political.
If she really wanted to move, she could it earlier.Of the Labour candidate probably the only one not 'local', Caitriona Jones decided to move ward, if you have a problem with that so be it but she put herself forward. and she is the only woman running, plus she is a sitting cllr and is quite experienced. id think most of the problems that affect lucan regarding county council matters arn't much different to her previous locality in tallaght south which was a mixture of big estates, sprawling development and rural areas.
Tom is a northsider so he can only represent people from a northsider's perspective and will only have the northsiders interests to serve..... only joking but I you could see how ridiculous this argument could get!If she really wanted to move, she could it earlier.
The biggest problem with non-local candidates is that they cannot see, what is actually is happening in their constituency.
They will have to rely on complaints from residents. Because she will mostly get complaints from Labour party supporters, means that she will serve only interests of Labour party in Lucan. If she would live in Lucan, she could have her independent opinion and use it to serve community, not party.
This is applies to all candidates, which live outside of their constituency. Even if they use to live long time ago, everything has changed during last four years in Lucan.
This why I more like Tom Dowling slogan Serve for Lucan, not for party.
It would work only if all parties would have people’s interests as highest priority, not party interests.Of course any candidate will represent their area with their political party policy at heart - otherwise they would run as independants! Political parties don't ask people to serve them, they ask that voters give them the chance to serve the people. I often give a transfer or two to independants who deserve it but it is much more worthwhile supporting a party as you know that there is less chance of getting a me-fein attitude and they willl work for the good of the whole county and ensure that none of their members' actions have a detrimental effect on a neighbouring area for example.
Thanks to Labour social housing policy – we have now ethnical ghetto in AdamstownWhat are the huge changes that you have witnessed during the last 4 years that are specific to Lucan???
I thought that VOTE LOCAL is official Labour policyWith all due respect, I think you really have made a silly argument just for the sake of supporting a particular candidate - you will need to be a little more imaginative to lend any credability to your viewpoint.
It would be a disaster if SDCC had 26 independant cllrs with regard to drawing up a development plan as one example.
In this case, what is reason to put posters with faces of candidates on lamps?Cllrs have to work together to do what is best for a very large county and then of course within a national context too.
If Lucan would have two independents too, they could protect Lucan from ugly Clondalkiners.The only mandate that an independant has is from his/her own locality and the ind will only strive to improve that locality even at the expense of neighbouring areas - Lucan would really suffer if Clondalkin elected a number of inds because of no party or national policy they wouldn't care if the consequences of their actions had a negative impact on Lucan.
Independents dont have any choice, rather then say Vote local, but Labour party was first main party on this election, which started to use this slogan to support own candidatesWith regard to Labours official policy on voting Local I wouldnt have a clue and I wouldnt really care either.
As you can see, it already extended to Cabra and PhibsboroIt is a shame that this thread was just set up to get at Lucan reps - could have been a less boring if it was a wider debate.
Could beTake 2!!
That was supposed to be a quote followed by my response - Apologies I don't know how to do all of the quoting things on this site.
Quote by Bormotello
"It means that you and other members of Labour party in Lucan dont have right object to VOTE LOCAL slogan"
I think that you may have me confused with someone else??????????????
This is just to give you the fact because what you are saying is a distortion of the truth.Is this the same Tom Dowling who DOES NOT live in the Lucan electoral area?